Ada Commishes voted unanimously Wednesday to tell Dynamis to essentially “pay up or shut up” with regard to the proposed waste to energy project at the Ada County landfill.
Commish Sharon Ullman–an avid supporter of the project to date–was the one who made the motion which called for a LETTER to Dynamis telling them to repay a $2 million loan within 90 days. The firm is getting squeezed for time not only to come up with cash to the county, but to finance and build the proposed facility in time to meet an obligation to Idaho Power to provide electricity in early 2014.
The project has been the focus of controversy for two years and a local group calling it self
Idaho Citizens for Safe Environment and Transparent Government filed a lawsuit last week against Ada County over the Dynamis project. Included in their complaint is a claim the $2 million constitutes a loan, and it is illegal for counties to loan money to businesses. That claim, if sustained by the court court, could make the entire deal illegal and kill it.
Ada County chief civil attorney Ted Argyle is mention repeatedly in the 56 page complaint against the county and because he could be called as a witness or even become a defendant, the Commishes also voted to hire outside legal counsel to defend against the action.
Commissioner Ullman has previously said the board acted on Argyle’s advice at every step of the project and noted he was one of the prime legal architects of the agreements and contracts.
It would seem only appropriate for the Commishes to deduct the legal costs from the Prosecutor’s budget if the prosecutor’s office is found complicit or their advice causes the county to become liable for any judgements.
FROM POET PAUL:
Yzaguirre and Ullman have spoke
At Dynamis they now take a poke
They must’ve had helps
From Olympian Mike Phelps
Cause they have really improved their backstroke!
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